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Features and Benefits

  • Reduces External Components and Total Cost
    • No Schottky—Synchronous Operation
    • All-Ceramic Capacitors, Compact Layout
  • Reduces Number of DC-DC Regulators to Stock
    • Wide 4.5V to 60V Input
    • Each Output Adjustable From 0.9V to 92%VIN
    • Pin-Selectable 560kHz or 300kHz Switching Frequency
    • Independent Input Voltage Pin for Each Output
  • Reduces Power Dissipation
    • Peak Efficiency > 90%
    • PFM Mode Enables Enhanced Light-Load Efficiency
    • 1μA Shutdown Current
  • Operates Reliably in Adverse Industrial Environments
    • Hiccup Mode Overload Protection
    • Adjustable Soft-Start Pin for Each Output
    • Built-In Output Voltage Monitoring with Active-Low RESET for Each Output
    • Adjustable EN/UVLO Threshold for Each Output
    • Monotonic Startup Into Prebiased Load
    • Overtemperature Protection
    • High Industrial -40°C to +125°C Ambient Operating Temperature Range/-40°C to +150°C Junction Temperature Range

Product Details

The MAX17521 dual-output, high-efficiency, high-voltage, synchronous step-down DC-DC converter with integrated MOSFETs operates over a 4.5V to 60V input. The converter can deliver up to 1A at each output. Each output is programmable from 0.9V to 92%VIN. The feedback voltage regulation accuracy over -40°C to +125°C is ±1.7%.

The MAX17521 uses peak-current-mode control. Each output can be operated in the pulse-width modulation (PWM) or pulse-frequency modulation (PFM) control schemes.

The MAX17521 is available in a 24-pin (4mm x 5mm) TQFN package. Simulation models are available.


  • CPU, DSP, or FPGA Power
  • Distributed Supply Regulation
  • General-Purpose Point of Load
  • Industrial Control Power Supplies

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MAX17521 SIMPLIS Schematic

MAX17521 SIMPLIS Schematic

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Part Number Material Declaration Reliability Data Pin/Package Drawing CAD Symbols, Footprints & 3D Models
MAX17521ATG+ Material Declaration Reliability Data 24-LFCSP-4X5X0.75
MAX17521ATG+T Material Declaration Reliability Data 24-LFCSP-4X5X0.75
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